Cross for Revolutionary Merit (1913-14), I Class Cross

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.MEX.0205.201.01.000

Estimated market value:

$550 USD

  • Cross Obverse

Estimated market value:

$550 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Mexico
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: MERITO REVOLUCIONARIO 1913-1914 1ER PERIODO Rev: DECRETO NUM.659 DE 5 DE OCTUBRE DE 1939
  • Size
    49-51mm
  • Image Licensing
    This image/illustration is attributed to “Condecoraciones mexicanas y su Historia”, Carlos Perez-Maldonado, published by "Impresora Monterrey S.A." in 1942 in Monterrey, México. This image has been cropped. This resource is in the public domain in all countries.

History


The Cross for Revolutionary Merit (Cruz al Mérito Revolucionario) was authorized in Mexico in 1939 to reward civilians and military personnel who taking part of the Mexican revolution during the beginning of the 20th century. The Cross instituted twenty years after the consolidation of the Mexican revolution.

The Cross was authorized according the period of the war. The Crosses of the First Period (1910-11) were granted to those who fought against the conservative government of Porfirio Diaz from November 19, 1910 to May 15, 1911. The Crossed of the Second Period was awarded to those who fought against the government of General Huerta from February 20, 1913 to August 15, 1914.

In the Second Epoch, the Cross features an obverse inscription that translates to "Revolutionary Merit Second Period 1913-1914," and some version feature a reverse inscription that translates to "Decree No. 659 on October 45, 1939."

FOR SALE / WANTED

Item For Sale By

Be the first to sell this item

Wanted By

Be the first to request this item

Comments

Sign in to comment and reply.

Scroll Top